On November 19, 2015, Soap Opera Digest broke the news that Donnell Turner had been cast as Curtis Ashford, who would prove to be a valuable resource for a scheming Hayden Barnes-Cassadine (Rebecca Budig).He made his first appearance on November 30, 2015.
On March 10, 2020 during Taggert’s wake at The Floating Rib, Jordan notices the annoyed looks between Ava and Portia. After Jordan follows Portia, she confesses to Jordan that she loved Marcus but his job always came first. Curtis walks in and Portia recognizes him. Trina is upset to see Curtis who she blames for her father’s death. Portia apologizes to Curtis for Trina, but Curtis agrees with everything Trina said to him. Portia tells Curtis it has been years since they’ve seen each other.
On March 18, it is revealed that Portia and Curtis had an affair before 2003. When Curtis found out Portia was married, he ended the affair. On January 4, 2022, Curtis reveals that their affair was 20 years ago.
Curtis later tells Jordan about the affair. He finds out she was keeping secrets from him and separates. They later file for divorce as Curtis grows closer to Portia. She helps him out as he quits his PI job and plans to open a new club called The Savoy.
On May 29, 2021, Portia kisses Curtis and then apologizes when she can tell it took him by surprise.
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